The archive of Otto Mühl, co-founder
and one of the main participants of Viennese Actionism, and founder of the living experiment
known as the Friedrichshof Commune, includes his complete diaries and a wealth of
theoretical writings about Actionism, the concept of Action Analysis, and life in a commune
as an alternative model of society. Also present is his correspondence; legal documents
relating to court proceedings against Mühl and other participants of Viennese Actionism;
approximately 1000 negatives and contact sheets of Mühl's actions taken by the Austrian
photographer Ludwig Hoffenreich; circa 165 sketchbooks with drawings and writings by Mühl;
and a collection of press reviews of Viennese Actionism published in Austrian and German
newspapers in the 1960s and 1970s. Also included is correspondence of Otto Mühl's family,
various family documents and records, hundreds of personal photographs, and Mühl's juvenile
drawings and writings.
Otto Mühl, or Muehl, was one of the co-founders and participants of Viennese Actionism and
founder and mastermind of a communal living experiment known as the Friedrichshof Commune.
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